Linux users rejoice, as Valve has today announced the launch of a limited access beta for its new Steam for Linux client. The new client will launch alongside the free-to-play game Team Fortress 2, and will also feature the new Big Picture Mode, plus two dozen other Steam titles.
“This is a huge milestone in the development of PC gaming,” according to Gabe Newell, Valve President and co-founder. “Steam users have been asking us to support gaming on Linux. We’re happy to bring rich forms of entertainment and our community of users to this open, customer-friendly platform.”
For those looking at getting into the selective beta, simply completing the Steam Linux survey
will put you in with a chance. Valve has stated that over time more participants will be selected, until they are comfortable with where the beta is and subsequently release it to the public.